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Metabolic Solutions Development Company to Present Recent Findings on the Therapeutic Potential of Increasing Brown Fat in the Treatment of Diabetes at Annual American Diabetes Association Conference
Date:6/21/2011

l for this mechanism of action to produce positive effects directly on human insulin-secreting pancreatic beta-cells.
  • June 27 at 1 p.m. PT, "Insulin Resistance in ob/ob Mice Is Ameliorated by Thiazolidinediones That Do Not Activate PPARg."  This presentation from the laboratory of Dr. Brian Finck at Washington University in St. Louis provides a detailed comparison of the clinical candidate in mouse models of diabetes with insight into the mechanism of action.

MSDC has two novel insulin sensitizers in clinical trials for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Phase 2a clinical data from the company's lead candidate, MSDC-0160, demonstrated that it improved insulin sensitivity and lowered blood glucose levels in humans without the side effects of the current market leading diabetes medicines. The compound also demonstrated significant improvements in other important metabolic disease parameters, including blood pressure and lipids. A phase 2b study of MSDC-0160 is currently under way in patients with type 2 diabetes and data are expected to be available in January 2012.

A Phase 2a trial of MSDC-0602, the company's second drug candidate for the treatment of type 2 diabetes is currently under way.  Results of this study are expected to be available in September 2011.  A Phase 2b study of MSDC-0602 is targeted to begin in the first quarter of 2012.

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Metabolic Solutions Development Company (www.msdrx.com) is a drug discovery and development company exploiting novel molecular targets to develop new therapies for metabolic diseases associated with altered mitochondrial function, especially insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The company has raised nearly $50 million in support of the development of its pioneer and lead products, MSDC-0160 (currently in
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